Audiences are invited to fall in love again with the film that sent Audrey Hepburn’s star soaring. But far from just being one of the best romantic comedies of all time – a claim that can be confidently made in this case – Roman Holiday is a giddy valentine to Rome.
Living a life of privilege and boredom, Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) skips out on her royal duties to enjoy some time as an everyday girl. As luck would have it, she falls into the arms of journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) who, upon learning her identity, sees an opportunity for an exclusive. But he doesn’t bet on romance.
Amid the laughs and screwball antics, Ann and Joe take in all the sights of Rome – from the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum – in “a regal and highly illegal scoot-around” on the back of a Vespa.
Only the hardest heart will come out of the cinema not wearing a grin after seeing this sublime restoration of a Hollywood classic.